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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Preparedness for practice/ employability for healthcare students; Generic/ transferable skills development; Curriculum evaluation; Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) in health professions education.


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Personal profile


Mahbub is a lecturer of educational research in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. As a core member of the Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE), his mission is to improve the quality of healthcare education through scholarship. Prior to that, he pursued his post-doctoral research in the Faculty of Science at Monash and the School of Education at Deakin University.

Mahbub completed his PhD in Science Education from the Faculty of Education at Monash University in 2012. In his doctoral thesis, he explored science teachers’ perspectives, practices and challenges in regard to the promotion of scientific literacy. He has researched a range of STEMM education issues from early years to undergraduate levels, including aspects such as improving the quality of science curricula and teaching to increase student engagement, understanding the development of scientific and environmental literacy with students, and promoting undergraduate science and healthcare students’ generic employability skills. He has experience in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research design. His research appeared in top-ranked education journals (e.g. Medical Education, Academic Medicine, Higher Education Research & Development) and reputed publishing outlets (e.g. Springer and Routledge).

Prior to moving to Australia in 2008, Mahbub was a lecturer at Northern University and an educational researcher at BRAC University in Bangladesh. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Education (Honours)—both were completed at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research interests

  • Graduate employability
  • Preparedness for practice in health professions
  • Generic/transferable skills development 
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) in health professions. education 
  • Teacher professional knowledge in higher education 
  • Mixed methods research design

Research area keywords

  • Educational Research
  • Health Professions Educational Research
  • Medical Education
  • Graduate Employability
  • Preparedness for practice
  • Generic/transferable skills
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
  • Teacher professional knowledge